Episode 34: Firefly and Serenity - Why Are “Browncoats” Still So Obsessed?

If the word "Shiny" means something special to you, or you know about the "special hell" that Mal could be going to, then you're probably already a fan of Firefly.  If not, take a listen to learn all about the Joss Whedon-created sci-fi/western show, and find out why its fanbase endures after all these years.

From Left to Right: Jayne, Kaylee, Book, Simon, Inara, Mal, Zoe, and Wash. Our intrepid crew.

From Left to Right: Jayne, Kaylee, Book, Simon, Inara, Mal, Zoe, and Wash. Our intrepid crew.

From Left to Right: Summer, Ron, Gina, Adam, Jewel, Nathan, Alan, Sean, and Morena. Our talented cast.

From Left to Right: Summer, Ron, Gina, Adam, Jewel, Nathan, Alan, Sean, and Morena. Our talented cast.

The Buffy parallels become a little more obvious in the movie.

The Buffy parallels become a little more obvious in the movie.

The first issue of the Serenity comics. As you can see, the likenesses are dead on.

The first issue of the Serenity comics. As you can see, the likenesses are dead on.

Want to pilot your own Firefly? This is one of a few games to give you that option.

Want to pilot your own Firefly? This is one of a few games to give you that option.

Episode 30: The DC Animated Universe Overview

First, a note from a listener about the Star Trek Economy.  Then, from Batman: The Animated Series to Justice League Unlimited; a brief look at the history of one of the greatest TV and movie universes created.

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The one that started them all. “I am the knight! I am vengeance! I am…Batman!”

The one that started them all. “I am the knight! I am vengeance! I am…Batman!”

A stark contrast to Batman’s show. Look, there’s daytime!

A stark contrast to Batman’s show. Look, there’s daytime!

The new animation style for the New Batman Adventures. Oh no, Nightwing! Not the mullet!

The new animation style for the New Batman Adventures. Oh no, Nightwing! Not the mullet!

I have no mouth, yet I must growl.

I have no mouth, yet I must growl.

In the comics, that disk he is floating on started as a trash can lid. Fortunately, he quickly upgraded.

In the comics, that disk he is floating on started as a trash can lid. Fortunately, he quickly upgraded.

The only DCAU movie released in the theater. Insert Bat A into Slot B.

The only DCAU movie released in the theater. Insert Bat A into Slot B.

The Big 7. Well, the Big 5 plus 2 for most non-comic book fans.

The Big 7. Well, the Big 5 plus 2 for most non-comic book fans.

Some (but not all) of the heroes seen in Justice League Unlimited. Can you name them all?

Some (but not all) of the heroes seen in Justice League Unlimited. Can you name them all?

27 years later, still going! Keep it up, DCAU crew!

27 years later, still going! Keep it up, DCAU crew!